LANDED encourages young people from all over Lanarkshire to get involved by becoming Volunteer Peer Educators.
Our volunteers will then use their newfound knowledge to pass on harm reduction messages to other young people. You may be asked to facilitate workshops with LANDED Staff, help develop games, booklets, social media videos or DVD’s during your time with LANDED – your choices are endless!
Our LANDED Staff works closely with each volunteer not only in group settings but one-to-one too, meeting regularly to check in and make sure they are supported as much as they need to be.
Staff will never force a volunteer to participate in an activity if they don’t want to but will gently encourage them to increase their confidence and self-esteem, gain new skills, and make friends.
Becoming a volunteer - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What do I need to do?
We meet every Wednesday night between 7 pm and 9 pm in our office in Wishaw. All you need to do is come along every week and take part. Bring your creative head and get stuck in! The more you give, the more you'll get!
What is a workshop?
A workshop is a very informal input where you will stand up and talk about one of the LANDED topics in front of other young people. Don’t worry though – you won’t be expected to do a workshop until you feel 100% ready and our staff will work closely with you until you are comfortable.
Where is LANDED HQ?
We are based in King Street Wishaw, which is a few minutes’ walk from Wishaw Main Street. If you will be using public transport to get to HQ, staff will help you work out the best route from where you live. We encourage independent travel to get here so we will ask you to make your way here and we will reimburse your travel expenses. We will provide transport to ensure you get home safely at the end of the evening.
What’s in it for me?
Learn about all the topics LANDED covers in a non-judgemental space.
Make a positive difference in your local community and help other young people.
A chance to gain new skills and try something different.
Support with your CV and help if you are looking for employment.
Support in writing college or university applications.
Someone to listen, if you want to talk.
You will be respected and treated as an individual.
The chance to go on day and residential trips.
Develop your confidence, self-esteem, team working and communication skills.
A safe place to make friends, have fun, and be creative.
Do I get any Qualifications or Certificates for volunteering?
Yes! We can support you to complete a Youth Achievement Award, Saltire Award and Duke of Edinburgh Award.